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Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia

Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia

ALA support for the Uluru Statement and Voice to Australian Parliament

First Nations representatives have offered the nation a way forward through the Uluru Statement from the Heart. It is an offering that invites all Australians to reflect deeply about this country, the land, its history and its peoples. ALA welcomes the opportunity to join with First Nations People on this journey of connection including acknowledgement […]

ALA submission into Parliamentary Inquiry into Adult Literacy

Adult Learning Australia made a submission to the Parliament of Australia, Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training Inquiry into Adult Literacy and its Importance. Our submission recommended that we take steps to: analyse the key characteristics of adults with low LLND skills better understand what motivates people to improve their language, literacy, numeracy and […]

Are you serious about adult learning? Nominate for the ALA Board

The Adult Learning Australia (ALA) Board plays a critical role in leading the strategic direction and governance of our organisation, and is accountable to the ALA membership. Our Board members are leaders who bring their experience, expertise and energy to guide and support the organisation to reach its full potential. Who should nominate in 2021? […]

2021 AGM: Invitation to ALA members

Presentation: The role of adult education in women’s empowerment Guest speaker: Dr Keiko Yasukawa Date: Friday 7 May 2021, 1.00pm AEST via Zoom This year’s AGM will present the 2020 Annual Report, announce the results of this year’s Board elections and feature guest speaker Dr Keiko Yasukawa. About our presenter Dr Keiko Yasukawa is a […]

Call for feedback on the profile of Victorian pre-accredited educators

Help the Department of Education and Training understand your capabilities and needs. Dandalo partners want to know more about the capabilities of pre-accredited educators. They want to know about your strengths and experiences, and the areas you want to develop further. They are looking for pre-accredited educators and / or managers who want to share […]

Adult Education in Global Times 2021 – Registration now open

Adult Education in Global Times 2021 registration is now open and deadline for Proceedings submissions extended to April 7. Learn more about the AEGT2021 Conference update and Keynote panel    

ALA forum: The transformative impact of literacy and learning programs for prisoners

Australia’s prison population has disproportionately low levels of language, literacy and numeracy skills, lower levels of educational attainment and higher levels of learning difficulties and learning disabilities than people in the general community.

It’s time for action – Community Agencies For Digital Inclusion

Rolling lockdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic forced all of us to go online for medical advice and treatment, mental health services, education,work and job-seeking, and of course to maintain crucial social connections. But what about those who couldn’t get online? CADI is advocating that public housing tenants have high speed, reliable, affordable internet […]

ALA webinar: Key skills for learning to read Pt 1: Oral language

Join us for the first session of this special two-part series of webinars.   Session 1: Oral Language Listening and speaking underpin learning, work, and social interactions. However, not all adults with literacy difficulties, are confident when relating with others and may need increased opportunities to listen to, and speak with, others in a range […]

Media release: ALA welcomes the Parliamentary Inquiry into Adult Literacy

Adult Learning Australia (ALA) welcomes the new Parliamentary Inquiry into Adult Literacy recently launched by the House Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training. Read the full media release: Adult Learning Australia welcomes the Parliamentary Inquiry into Adult Literacy

Position Vacancy: Learning Officer at Brimbank Libraries

Brimbank Libraries is seeking a Learning Officer to support and implement the Brimbank Lifelong Learning Strategy.   About the role: Support and foster a wide range of strategic partnerships with Council, government, community, education providers and business to implement Brimbank’s Community Learning Strategy. Focus on supporting community consultation and promoting learning as a key aspect […]

ALA facilitated discussion: Building trauma informed supports in adult learning

This webinar is for adult educators who have experienced teaching to students living with trauma and PTSD. Share your experience This second discussion session is to gather further experiences and professional insights from adult educators to assist in building stronger resources for teachers and the VET sector. The discussion will explore: students with trauma/PTSD and […]

ALA webinar: Key skills for learning to read Pt 2: Vocabulary

Join us for the second session of this special two-part series of webinars.   Session 2: Vocabulary Learning more words makes people smarter. There are a number of adults who have quite limited vocabularies, and this potentially limits their learning, work, and social possibilities. In this session I will outline why new vocabulary needs to […]

ALA’s pre-budget submission

A significant percentage of Australian adults have low literacy (43%), numeracy (54%) and digital skills; impacting around three million or one-fifth of working aged Australians. The data on adult literacy and numeracy tells us that there is a mismatch between the literacy, numeracy and digital skills people have and those required for broad participation in […]

ALA facilitated discussion: Building trauma informed supports in adult learning

This webinar is for adult educators who have experienced teaching to students living with trauma and PTSD. Share your experience This second discussion session is to gather further experiences and professional insights from adult educators to assist in building stronger resources for teachers and the VET sector. The discussion will explore: students with trauma/PTSD and […]

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